Meaning of “TLA” in the English Dictionary


"TLA" in English

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us uk /ˌtiː.elˈeɪː/

abbreviation for three-letter abbreviation: three letters that are a short form of a phrase:

FAQ and PFI are TLAs.

(Definition of “TLA” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"TLA" in Business English

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abbreviation for three letter acronym; a way of making a phrase with three words shorter by only using the first letters of the words:

Three letter acronyms are very common in the world of computers, for example DOS (disk operating system) and RAM (random access memory) .

(Definition of “TLA” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)